Warm weather is finally on its way! Those April showers will be gone before we know it, and soon enough, we’ll be marveling at the May flowers. But for now, you need to get your outdoor space ready for all that the warm weather brings. Before you start relaxing or entertaining, you have to weatherize your space. Start from the ground up, literally, and you’ll have a fantastic summertime haven.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing will be your best friend and the best place to start. Your patio, deck, outdoor structures, and even the side of your house have endured six months of harsh conditions. This weather has caused your structures to discolor and allowed things like moss to grow. A pressure washer will clear those spots and breathe new life into your exterior. It would also behoove you to wipe down any outdoor furniture, especially if it’s been in storage. Overall, you just need to make sure you’re starting with a clean base.

Replace Weathered Items

Whether you have pool accessories in the shed, dead plants in your pots, or ripped cushions on the loveseat, it’s time to switch those out. Pool accessories are a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other moist bacteria. Switch those out with new versions or something easier to clean. Your pots are going to need some love too. Seeds or bulbs are a good idea if you can plant them early, but there’s no shame in buying grown flowers and just repotting them. It’s a simple yet effective way to brighten up your space and increase comfort. As for those old cushions, consider mending them or getting new slipcovers. This is an instant way to upgrade your area. It’s also a great way to follow color and pattern trends without committing to more permanent changes.

Add Light

The sun may be coming out, but the party doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The addition of some bistro lights makes your space feel more like an establishment than a BBQ spot. They also make it warmer and more comfortable. Candles are another great way to add light. Citronella candles will keep the bugs away, but you can never beat some plain white pillar candles of different heights. It’s a clean, classic look that goes with any aesthetic. It also creates a more intimate atmosphere, which is never wrong.


The most important part about getting ready for summer is making sure you have an outdoor area that takes advantage of your space, features durable and well-built structures, and feels like an oasis. If this sounds like something you want to add to your home, call the professionals at Tellurian Construction. Our team can handle any project you throw our way, from pergolas to decks. Visit our website to see some of our work and get in touch with us. ‘Tis the season!